Middlewich Machinery thanked for employing on-call firefighter
Owner of Middlewich Machinery, Peter Hough, has been formally thanked by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) for supporting the on-call firefighter initiative.
On-call firefighter Brendan Colls primarily works for Peter at Norcroft Farm on Nantwich Road, but is able to leave his place of work when he receives an alert to an incident to be attended by the Middlewich fire engine.
Group Manager Tony O’Dwyer, who leads on on-call firefighter recruitment for CFRS said: “On-call firefighters provide emergency cover to over 90 per cent of the UK. There are over 14,000 of them in England, protecting our small towns and rural communities.
“Employers like Middlewich Machinery are invaluable in supporting the on-call firefighter initiative in Cheshire. On-call firefighters need to live or work within five minutes of their local fire station, ready to respond to one of the many types of incidents we are called to.
“There are reciprocal benefits to the employers of on-call firefighters, thanks to the extensive training our operational staff receive. The training, which includes problem solving, risk assessment, team working and first aid and trauma care, adds value to a business at no extra cost to them.
“We are extremely grateful to Peter for his support of both CFRS and his local community.”
Any employer who would like to find out more about releasing their staff to be on-call firefighters can find out more here.
Peter was presented his employer recognition award by Station Manager Hannah Caulfield.
Pictured (left to right) are: Watch Manager Adrian Dewsbury, Firefighter Brendan Colls and Peter Hough of Middlewich Machinery
Last updated: Tuesday 03 August 2021